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Jean E. Meister

1930 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Jean E. Meister

Titusville, FL

Jean went to be with Jesus on Friday, August 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Ellen Meister; her brother, and nephew. She is survived by family in WI. Jean was born December 16, 1930 in Brussels, WI and moved to Titusville, FL in 1984 from Jakarta, Indonesia. She retired from the Department of State's Foreign Service with 35 years of service. Meister was employed by the Army and Air Force Recruiting Service in Green Bay and later the R.O.T.C. unit of St. Norbert College.

In 1965 Jean was accepted as a secretary in the Foreign Service to service embassies worldwide. Her first overseas assignment was in Rangoon Burma, followed by Bonn, Germany and Budapest, Hungary. Upon a transfer to Lusaka, Zambia, she became secretary to the U.S. Ambassador continuing in this capacity for the remainder of her career. She did eventually travel to Panama during the time of the Panama Canal treaty negotiations, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and finally Indonesia.

Jean was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Titusville; Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary serving four years as president; National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and served on the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Board.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Titusville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation designated for the Children's Center Futures Fund. Online condolences may be shared at

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 5, 2014
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